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German cinematographer, born in 1979 in Berlin. Graduate of the German Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg. His cinematographic output includes such films as Hendrik Handloegten's Fieber, and Sechzehneichen, Sarah Judith Mettke's Trans papa or Mario Zozina's Emil Orange. He also filmed commercials for such companies as Adidas, MTV, and the Hamburg Philharmonic. Philipp Haberlandt attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2010, where he was awarded Silver Tadpole for his cinematographic work in Gregor Erler's St. Chrisrophorus: Roadkill.
Polish production designer, born in 1945 in Cracow. An exceptionally experienced artist whose filmography contains over 60 feature films, as well as series and TV productions, including TV theatre shows. He has worked in Poland, the US, Canada, Mexico, and many European countries. Although he was educated as an architect, since the ’70s he has spent most of his time on film sets. He used to work with some of the most outstanding Polish directors, including Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Hoffman, and Wojciech Jerzy Has. His filmography features films such as Mała matura 1947, C.K. Dezerterzy, and Excentrycy by Janusz Majewski, Stara baśń, Ogniem i mieczem, and 1920 Bitwa Warszawska by Jerzy Hoffman, Krzysztof Łukaszewicz’s Zyvie Belarus, Bodo Kox’s Dziewczyna z szafy, and Ryszard Bugajski’s Blindness – and those are only a few of the titles he has worked on. He contributed to the creation of Andrzej Wajda’s Ziemia obiecana. In 2012 he was awarded the Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis. Andrzej Haliński attended the Camerimage Festival in 2016. He was a member of the Director’s Debut Competition’s jury and also, Ryszard Bugajski’s Blindeness with Haliński’s scenography was screened as a part of Polish Films Competition.
American cinematographer, born in 1926, in Papeete. Oscar nominee (10 times) and winner of three Oscars. He received the Academy Award for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, American Beauty, and Road to Perdition. Conrad Hall did not live to receive this last award. He died in 2003, shortly before the Oscar ceremony. He was awarded the Bronze Frog at the 2nd Camerimage Festival for Steven Zaillian's Searching for Bobby Fisher. In 1995, he was chairman of the Main Competition jury. The same year he received the Golden Frog Lifetime Achievement Award. A retrospective review of his work featured such films as The Day of the Locust, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In 2002, he was nominated for Golden Frog award for his work on The Road to Perdition directed by Sam Mendes.
Director of Toronto International Film Festival. He began his career in Canadian Film Institute (CFI), where he held several positions, including deputy director. Lecturer of the history of film at universities in Ottawa and Kingston. He has been publishing the articles and reviews in film magazines for many years. He is the board member of Canadian Film Center and advisor to Canadian Minister of Culture. He has been distinguished with the French distinction “Chavalier des Arts et des Lettres" and awarded honorary doctorates of Ryerson, York and OCAD universities. Piers Handling attended the Camerimage festival in 2012, when he was member of the Main Competition jury. In 2016 ha came as a curator of the "David Cronenberg. Evolution" exhibition.
Cinematographer of Swiss origin, born in 1965 in Zurich. Member of The French Society of Cinematographers, AFC. Winner of The César Award for his work on The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. He was behind the cinematography of such films as Yves Saint Laurent and Headwinds by Jalil Lespert, Do Not Disturb by Yvan Attal or Intersections by David Marconi. Thomas Hardmeier attended the Camerimage Festival in 2014. He was a member of the Directors’ Debut Competition jury. He was also awarded with the Main Prize in the 3D Feature Films Competition for The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, and Yves Saint Laurent with his cinematography was presented in the European Panorama cycle.
American art curator. She has been working for Academy of Motion Picture Art and Science for many years, organizing dozens of exhibitions, screenings and educational programs on the subject of cinema. Currently, she is also the Director of Exhibitions and Collections for the forthcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. Ellen Harrington attended the Camerimage festival in 2014. She was a member of the Polish Films Competition jury.
American actor, and director, born in 1950 in Tenafly, New Jersey. Rose to critical acclaim with Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff. His body of work encompasses such productions as James Cameron's Abyss, David Hugh Jones' Jacknife, Ron Howard's Apollo 13, and Beautiful Mind, and Agnieszka Holland's Copying Beethoven. Winner of four Academy Award nomination for his performance in Stephen Daldry's Hours, Pollock, which he also directed. He also won the Golden Globe for supporting role in Peter Weir's Truman Show. Harris has also received Screen Actors Guild Award, and two nominations for BAFTA, Emmy, and Saturn, and three nominations for the Satellite Award. Ed Harris attended the Camerimage Festival in 2000.
American director, screenwriter, and producer, born in 1959 in Lindenhurst in New York. His body of work includes such films as The Unbelievable Truth, Trust, Henry Fool, The Book of Life, Amateur, No Such Thing, The Girl From Monday, Simple Men, Surviving Desire, and Meanwhile. Winner of two nominations for the main prize at Sundance Festival, Hartley has also participated in the Main Competition at Cannes. Winner of Palme d'Or for Best Screenplay (Henry Fool). Hal Hartley attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2011, where a retrospective of his works was held.
German cinematographer, born in 1986 in Berlin. Graduate of the Filmacademy Vienna (Institut für Film und Fernsehen). His body of work encompasses short films, music videos & commercials. At the 2013 edition of the Camerimage Festival, he was awarded with the Bronze Tadpole for his cinematography in The Funeral of Harald Kramer by Marc Schlegel. His next etude - The Jacket - was presented in the Students Etude Competition in 2014.
Expert on alternative forms of communication in marketing, graduate of London Business School, Joseph Conrad Scholarship holder. In 2005-2009 head of the Communication Department at Wirtualna Polska. Lecturer at several universities in Poland. She is known as the author of a popular blog devoted to advertising, which was recognized with Blog of the Year award in the Professional category in competition organized by Onet. Natalia Hatalska attended the Camerimage festival in 2012, 2013 and 2014. She served as a member of the Advertising Spots Competition jury.
Film, and theatre actor of Dutch descent, born in 1944 in Breukelen. One of the most recognizable actors of modern cinema. His first success came with the Oscar-nominated Paul Verhoeven's Turks Fruit. Recipient of Golden Globe for his role in Jack Gold's television film Escape from Sobibor, nominated for the same award for Fatherland and Saturn for his performance in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. The last role has consolidated his position in Hollywood. His most well known films are Bruce Malmuth's Nighthawks, Robert Rodriguez's Sin City, Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins or George Clooney's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. He also starred in Lech Majewski's The Mill and the Cross (2011), in which he played the Dutch painter, Peter Breughel. Rutger Hauer attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2009, and Plus Camerimage Winners Show in 2011. The Festival guests could see his films many times. The following pictures were featured in the Main Competition: Simon Magus (1999), Bridge Flight (2009), and The Mill and the Cross (2011). The Hitcher was shown as part of John Seale's retrospective, and The Legend of the Holy Drinker - during Dante Spinotti's.
American director, born in 1961 in Los Angeles. Poison was his first feature length movie, for which he received the Grand Jury Prize in the Dramatic category at Sundance Festival, and to this day is considered a ground-breaking work of the New Queer Cinema genre. Haynes' subsequent films are Safe and Velvet Goldmine, for which he was awarded the Cannes Palme d'Or for Best Artistic Contribution. Far From Heaven, created in collaboration with Ed Lechman, is his most acclaimed film that has won the Golden Satellite Award, and nominations for Oscar, Golden Globe, Golden Lion, and Writers Guild of America Award. Subsequent collaborations of the duo resulted in I'm Not There, and the TV mini-series Mildred Pierce, nominated for Emmy, PGA Award, and Writers Guild of America Award. Todd Haynes attended Plus Camerimage in 2011, where he, and Ed Lachman were distinguished with the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award. Also, a retrospective of their films was held.
American producer and stereographer. One of the world’s leading experts in stereoscopy. He is a founding chairman of the Advance Imaging and 3D Society and the founder of True Image Company. He has worked for such companies as Disney, Paramount Pictures and. Warner Bros., making The Amazing Spider-Man, The Great Gatsby and Life of Pi. He has been conducting workshops and trainings about 3D and sound technology at a number of film and TV institution worldwide. David “Buzz” Hays attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He was a member of the 3D Films Competition jury.
American film curator. She has organized numerous exhibitions for such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, the 92Y Tribeca Gallery, Museum of Moving Image and Max Ernst Museum. Her most valued exhibitions include projects devoted to the work of Kathryn Bigelow and Tim Burton. She has frequently served as a jury member at film festivals in the US and outside its borders. Jenny He attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. She was a member of the Director’s Debut Competition jury.
American film editor, born in 1936 in New York. Winner of the Oscar Academy Award an BAFTA Award for editing “All that Jazz" by Bob Fosse, he was also recognized with Oscar and BAFTA nominations for Sidney Lumet`s “Network". He is a three time recipient of the Eddie Award, presented by American Cinema Editors. His body of work includes also “The Sea Gull" by Sidney Lumet, “Star 80" and “Lenny" by Bob Fosse, “Valmont" by Milos Forman, “American History X" by Tony Kaye or “The Notebook" by Nick Cassavetes. In 2004-2008 he was the president of American Cinema Editors, and he was re-elected in 2012. Alan Heim attended the Plus Camerimage festival in 2012. He was the chairman of the Polish Films Competition jury. He has also participated in Plus Camerimage Winners Show twice.
Israeli cinematographer born in 1980. Graduate of the Department of Film and Television at University of Tel Aviv. His body of work includes films such as Leon Geller's, and Marcus Vetter's The Heart of Jenin, which won the German Film Award. He also created numerous music videos, commercials, and shorts. Nadav Hekselman attended three editions of the Camerimage so far. At the 16th edition of the Festival, he was awarded a Brown Tadpole for his etude Roads. In 2013 his cinematography in Adam Sanderson's Funeral at Moon was featured in Cinematographer's Debut Competition, and two years leater the first edition of the First Look: TV Pilots Competition featured Sirens: The Sinking Woman with his cinematography. In 2016, the same competition featured his cinematography in the first episode of False Flag.
British journalist, photographer, and cinematographer, born in 1970 in Liverpool. Best known for his documentary film Restrepo, which was nominated for Oscar, Directors Guild of America Award, and won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2010. Killed in 2011 Libya while filming conflict there. In 2010, he was awarded the Golden Frog at theCamerimage Festival in the Feature Length Documentary Film Competition for his cinematographic work in Restrepo.
Canadian director, producer, and actor, born in 1923 in Edmonton. Arthur Hiller won a nomination for Oscar, and was awarded a Golden Globe for his direction of the legendary melodrama Love Story. His body of work also includes a Silver Bear, and a nomination for Emmy. His filmography, apart from the famous Love Story, encompasses such productions as Hospital, The Lonely Guy, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, or Babe. Hiller also directed more than a dozen of series. Arthur Hiller attended the Camerimage Festival in 1994, where he was awarded a Special Medal for Immense Contribution to the Development of Camerimage Festival.
American director and scriptwriter, born in 1956 in Hawaii. His film “Restoration” was screened in the Main Competition of Berlinale in 1995. He gained worldwide acclaim thanks to such films as “The Last Station” with Hellen Mirren, “Gambit” with Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz and “Promised Land” with Meg Ryan and Kiefer Sutherland. “The Last Station” brought him a nomination to the Independent Spirit Award Michael Hoffman attended the Camerimage Festival in 2015. He chaired the jury of the Main Competition and he was also one of the experts of the Talent Demo program.
Polish cinematographer who has been working in the USA for a number of years. Born in 1937, in Kraków, he graduated from the PWSFTviT in Łódź. He was the director of photography of the Oscar-winning Midnight Cowboy, directed by John Schlesinger. He has also cooperated with Paul Newman, Wayne Wang, and Agnieszka Holland (on To Kill a Priest). Adam Holender has participated in nine editions of the Festival. He has been on the festival jury four times. In 1994 , 2003, and 2013 he evaluated films in the Main Competition, and in 2011, in the Student Etudes Competition. In 2007, at the 15th Plus Camerimage Festival he received the Special Award for Polish Cinematographer for Immense Contribution to the Art of Film in recognition of his artistic achievements. In 1995, his cinematography in Paul Auster's Smoke was entered into the Main Competition. The 1994 Camerimage Festival special screenings featured Fresh and Midnight Cowboy. The 2003 retrospective review of films by graduates of the Film School in Łódź included Adam Holender and Andrzej Ramlaum's film, Picasso's Three Musicians. In 2012 he was one of the Talent Demo experts.
Polish director and screenwriter born in 1948, in Warsaw. Three-time Oscar nominee, for Angry Harvest (1985), Europe, Europe (1991), and In Darkness (2011). Her body of work as a director and scriptwriter encompasses several dozen films. She has received awards at the most important national and international film festivals, including Cannes, San Sebastian, Las Vegas and Gdańsk. She has been recognized for her achievements with numerous distinctions, such as the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, and the Gloria Artis Gold Medal for Contributors to Polish Culture. Agnieszka Holland has attended the Camerimage Festival three times. In 1997, she chaired the Main Competition jury. In 2003, she received the General Sponsor (at the time it was called Atlas) Award for Promoting Polish Culture Abroad. Agnieszka Holland's films have often been selected for festival competitions. Copying Beethoven was screened at a special opening gala of the 14th edition of the Festival in 2006, and in 2011 Jolanta Dylewska received the Golden Frog for cinematography in Agnieszka Holland's In Darkness.
Swedish cinematographer, born in 1979 in Stockholm. He studied at the Swedish University College of Film. He was nominated for a student Oscar for his camerawork on Karzan Kader's Bekas, he also won accolades at the Swedish Film Festival. He also created cinematography for documentary films, features, and commercials, such as Mats Arehn's Bäst före, Therese Andrén's Confessions, or Calle Åstrand's Visfetivalen. Johan Holmquist attended the Plus Camerimage Festival three times. In 2010, Bekas brought him a Bronze Tadpole.
Polish stage and screen actor, director, and teacher. Born in 1923, in Krakow. One of the greatest Polish actors. Winner of numerous theatre and television awards; recipient of national distinctions. His credits include numerous theatre and television roles - he appeared in several hundred plays, cooperating with major Polish theatres. His role of Konrad-Gustaw in Kazimierz Dejmek's Forefathers' Eve is considered a classic. His filmography is equally impressive, consisting of fifty titles. He debuted on screen in the Soldier of Victory (1953). He collaborated with such filmmakers as Wojciech Jerzy Has (Noose, Farewells, The Hourglass Sanatorium), Janusz Morgenstern (Opening Tomorrow), Tadeusz Konwicki (How Far, How Near, Lava), Jerzy Kawalerowicz (The Game), Jerzy Hoffman (Colonel Wolodyjowski), Kazimierz Kutz (Salt of the Black Earth), Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum), and many more. He was also elected to the Sejm, and the Senate. Died in 2008. Gustaw Holoubek participated in the Camerimage Festival in 2005. He received the Special Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award from Cinematographers to an Actor with Unique Visual Sensitivity. The Festival audience could admire his performance in films presented during special screenings: How Far, How Near, The Saragossa Manuscript, and The Office.
Renowned photocomposer and photographer born in 1939, in Krakow. Currently US-based. Graduate of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. One of the founders of the Advertising Photographers Association (APA). Horowitz is famous for his original photographic experiments, frequently based on digital processing. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his input into the development of photography and his artistic achievements. They include such distinguished awards as the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, and the Gloria Artis Gold Medal for contributors to Polish culture. Ryszard Horowitz has participated in seven editions of the Festival. In 1993, 2008 and 2014 he was member of the Main Competition jury. He created the poster for the 1st edition of the Festival. In 1994, the 2nd Festival edition featured the first exhibition of Ryszard Horowitz's photographs in Poland. His photographs were also presented during the 22nd edition on the exhibition entitled "RH75".
American director, screenwriter, and producer, born in 1972 in Detroit. Together with his twin brother Allen, they are known as the Hughes brothers. In 1993, they were nominated for the Independent Spirit award for their debut film Menace II Society. Their subsequent films won them nominations at Karlovy Vary and Sundance film festivals. Best known for The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman or From Hell starring Johnny Deep, and Heather Graham. Albert Hughes attended six editions of the Camerimage Festival so far. In 2010 and 2012 he was on the jury of the Polish Films Competition, and in 2011, 2013 and 2014- Directors` Debut Competition. At the 20th and 22nd edition he was also one of the Talent Demo experts.
Cinematographer. His filmography includes such pictures as Sarah Winkenstette's Free Rein, and Gekidnapped, and Juliane Engelmann's Scars in Concrete. Max Zähle's Raju - a film he has worked on - won an Oscar nomination for Best Short Film, Live Action. Sin Huh attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2011, where he was awarded a Bronze Tadpole for the etude Raju.
French cinematographer, member of the French Society of Cinematographers (AFC). His achievements in the art of cinematography have brought him Golden Lion Award at Venice Festival (for Ainsi Soit-Il), the Award of Youth at Cannes 94 for L`enfant Lion and several other awards. Cinematographer of over a dozen feature films, mostly French. In 1998, he was member of two juries: the Main Competition jury, as well as that of Student Etudes Competition. He attended Camerimage Festival also in 1995.
Isabelle Huppert was born in 1953, in Paris. She studied at the Conservatoire de Versailles, where she won a prize for her performance in Alfred de Musset's Caprice. This allowed her to continue her education in the Parisian Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique. She debuted in 1971, quickly becoming one of the greatest actresses of her generation. Her credits include The Lacemaker, directed by Claude Goretta (she won the BAFTA award for her role), and Jean-Luc Goddard's Slow Motion. She is famous for portraying complex women personalities in Gabrielle (by Patrice Chéreau), 8 Women (by François Ozon), and The Pianist (by Michael Haneke). That last role has earned her the Golden Palm of Cannes, and nominations for the César award and the European Film Award. She attended the Plus Camerimage Festival in 2008, when she received the Krzysztof Kieślowski Award. The Pianist, starring Isabelle Huppert, competed for the Golden Frog award in 2001.
Finnish cinematographer, born in 1973 in Hyvinkää. He is a graduate of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (UIAH), he has more than fifteen years’ experience working on documentaries, features, and commercials in Finland as well as abroad. His work has frequently been reviewed at the Camerimage Festival, notably for his student etudes, documentaries, and his film shown in the Main Competition, Letters to Father Jacob, directed by Klaus Härö. He also worked with the latter on the set of The Fencer. His filmography includes titles such as Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää’s The Visitor and Aku Louhimies’ Naked Harbour. Tuomo Hutri has attended the festival many times since he was a student. In 2016 he was a member of the jury of the Director’s Debut Competition.